ABOUT THE CURVE FASHION FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2021
The Curve Fashion Festival is the UK’s largest plus size fashion event – celebrating size 14 and up – and it’s going to be even bigger next time.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Will 2021 be your first time at The Curve Fashion Festival? If so, you’re in for a real treat – a day like nothing you have experienced before. The Curve Fashion Festival is the UK’s most popular event in the plus size calendar and, once you’ve seen what’s involved, you’ll know exactly why.
Long gone have the days when high street brands could ignore their plus size customers. The Curve Fashion Festival is an unmissable opportunity for brands to show that they not only have clothing for size 14 and up, but they have an abundance of fashionable, well-fitting outfits for those curvy consumers – and that they want to shout about it too.
The day includes the chance to:
- Shop the latest collections from major brands and up-and-coming independents
- Watch exclusive fashion shows and catwalks
- Listen to industry talks about people’s experiences and the state of plus size fashion
- Get involved in meet and greets with some of the most popular plus size personalities
Every autumn since 2015, our festival has created an inclusive space for all corners of the UK plus size community to get together and really just have a good time. It’s the reason why so many people return year after year to be a part of the fun.
The Curve Fashion Festival has continued to grow every year since our first event back in 2015. At the 2019 festival, we managed to attract over 3,000 attendees, with people travelling from as far as the United States and South Africa to be a part of the action. We can’t wait to see you there too.
The Curve Fashion Festival is the UK’s biggest annual gathering in plus size fashion, so we pride ourselves on being able to attract all the brands you both love – and ones you’re no doubt going to love – year after year.
Among the many that have exhibited in the Fashion Hall and on the catwalk, you may have seen some of the following in previous years: Marks & Spencer, Simply Be, River Island, eBay, Matalan, New Look, boohoo, Very, Debenhams, PrettyLittleThing, Missguided, Nasty Gal, In the Style, Curvissa, Yours Clothing, Shein, Lindex, Quiz, Elomi, Navabi and Miss Pap.
It’s an opportunity to actually see how some of the online-only brands’ clothes fit, and to see how expansive some of the high street brands’ plus size lines actually are. You’re given the chance to shop on the day, or just to get a little inspiration for the next time you update your wardrobe. Many Fashion Hall exhibitors even offer promotions and exclusives that only attendees can take advantage of.
In 2021, expect more of your high street and online-exclusive favourites showcasing the best of their plus size and curve collections yet again. Check our socials to see all of the announcements first.
Beyond the big name labels, our Market Hall has become one of the best ways to get up close and personal with some of the most exciting independent retailers and brands in the UK plus size community. If you went to our five past festivals, you’re bound to have seen the likes of Apples & Pears, Plus Equals, Nicky Rockets and many more.
The Market Hall stands as one of the event’s favourite features, as it gives people a chance to see the latest innovations for curvy ladies. As well as fashion retailers, we have also welcomed the likes of Miss British Beauty Curve – the UK’s biggest pageant for plus size women. Another popular market hall stand over the years has been Weir Wonderful Fit, a true specialist in well-fitting bras. Expect plenty more great additions for our return in 2021.
We wouldn’t be the biggest and most talked-about plus size event if it wasn’t for the famous faces that have turned up over the years. Since our first event in Manchester, we have been able to attract well-known plus size personalities from the UK, US and all over to join us in our annual celebrations of all things curve.
The list is massive, but here’s a little sample of our past speakers, special guest attendees and people you may have had a selfie with in past years: Tess Holliday, Gemma Collins, Charlotte Crosby, Hayley Hasselhoff, Felicity Hayward, Grace Victory, Nicolette Mason, Amber Rose Gill, Eddie Hall, Olivia Campbell, Megan Jayne Crabbe, Callie Thorpe, Holly Hagan, Bishamber Das, among other major TV and online personalities.
Look out for updates on our social channels about who will appear at our 2021 festival. As you can see, we’ve got very big expectations to deliver on.
As well as the Fashion Hall and Market Hall – places to grab items for your next outfit – we also have a big beauty presence at the festival too. 2021 will see the return of our Beauty Hub, a space to grab a few essentials and pamper yourself.
The Body Shop, Doll Beauty and Fake Bake have all featured at the festival before. Back in 2018, Alexandra Cane from Love Island even hosted her own masterclass for boohoo. This time around we will once again have the Beauty Hub as a dedicated space for brands to showcase the best of their beauty must-haves, and give you the chance to pick up a few pieces alongside all of your fashion picks.
VIP TICKET BENEFITS
We pride ourselves on being able to provide a day like no other. Our festivals are absolutely filled with action from the minute the doors open. But would you like to take it to another level? The Curve Fashion Festival VIP ticket holders are an elite group that are given access to privileges that make the experience that little bit more fun.
The benefits include:
- Access to the exclusive VIP Lounge
- A goodie bag packed full of treats
- Additional discounts from your favourite brands
And that’s just for starters.
We have big plans that we are yet to announce yet. Every year we add more to make the VIP experience more special. Stay tuned on our socials and on the email newsletter to find out all of the extras VIPs will get access to on the day.
THE CURVE FASHION FESTIVAL 2021
The Curve Fashion Festival 2021 will be held at The Exhibition Centre, Liverpool on 27th March 2021. Once again you will get the chance to shop for wardrobe fillers from some of your favourite retailers, watch exclusive catwalks, and get to meet some of your favourite personalities from the plus size community. There are so many surprises up our sleeve to make this – the first one of the ‘20s – the biggest and best festival to date
Watch out for all of the exciting updates about the brands, special guests and exclusive details about the next festival on our social channels and on our email newsletter.